Friday, 15 November 2019

A little reminder for the CAS Mix Up Challenge .......

Hello again ........

I hope you've had a nice day.  It's been lovely here ..... cold, but at least the sun was shining.
And, I managed to get all my jobs done in town which was great.

It's time for a reminder about this month's CAS Mix Up Challenge.
It's the last challenge of the year,  the DT are having a break in December so that we can catch up on all our festive preparations.

The theme for November's challenge is ..... Oxidised Metal  and is hosted by Susan
We also have a fab Guest Designer too ...... Arlene (Sundaystamper Papercrafts) is joining in the fun so be sure to pop by and say Hello!

So ....... Oxidised Metal?  Have you tried this technique?  I must say, it was pretty new to me.
If you haven't tried it yet,  check out the CAS Mix Up Blog for links to some great video tutorials on how to create this fab finish.

I used Alcohol Inks onto silver mirri card, heat embossed with a clear powder, and then die cut my fir trees from the finished piece

I love the effect ..... not easy to photograph though!

I added a touch of crystal glitter to the tops of the trees.

To make the card I used a stencil with some white texture paste sprinkled with crystal glitter to create the snowy background.

I then die cut the trees again from white cardstock and layered the metal effect ones over the top.
I love this die (Memory Box) because it cuts out those gorgeous trees, and keeps the bottom part of the card attached allowing you to create little winter scenes.

I stamped my sentiment on the bottom and then attached the piece over my snowy background using foam pads, and then finsihed with a touch of glitter along the edge.

Here's another CAS design using an oxidised metal effect die cut ...... I think I'm hooked on this technique now!

I used a mop up piece of card from my stash for the background ....... it's simply Golden Glizt Delicata ink mopped up off my craft mat

I used a piece of gold mirri card and alcohol inks to create the oxidised metal effect, and then sprinkled on some Black Magic Embossing Powder from WOW!, just a little here and there, before swiping over the whole thing with a Versamark pad and heat embossed again using a clear powder this time

I then die cut the stag from the card, and again from white card and then layered them together and attached them to my card front usng foam pads

Here's a close up of the embossing powder ...... note the added red nose too!

A sprinkling of Chunky White Embossing Powder on the background and a simple sentiment

I'm linking up this card with the Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge, where the theme is ..... 'tis the Season

I hope you give the Oxidised Metal Effect a try, it really is fun to do.

Thanks for popping by ..... enjoy the rest of your day, and have a lovely weekend.

I've got a Christmas workshop tomorrow, and then we're out in the evening ...... dinner in town followed by a 'surprise' birthday gathering.
Things are starting to get a little busy now in the run up to the festive season, so the Christmas workshop is a little earlier than normal.  Here's a sneaky peek at the project ......

Cheerio until next time ........

Products used:
Card 1
Stamps: Christmas Cheer (Penny Black T for Transparent); Christmas Sentiments(Inkylicious)
Inks:  Delicata - Golden Glitz; Alcohol inks (Ranger) - Patina, Mermaid, Pebble
Others: Silver Mirri card; Alpine Trees die (Memory Box); Falling Snow stencil (Sweet Pea Designs); White Texture Paste; Fine Crystal Glitter

Card 2
Stamps: Christmas Sentiments(Inkylicious)
Inks: Delicata - Golden Glitz (mop up); Versafine Clair - Nocturne;  Alcohol inks - Terracotta, Slate, Sepia, Raisin
Others: Gold Mirri card, Stag die (not sure what brand this is ... sorry!); Chunky White Embossing Powder(Stampendous); Cranberry Stickles Glitter Glue


  1. Two beautiful examples of this technique, Linda! Love the trees with those perfect colors and all the white that makes draws the eyes to them! The gold sentiment adds wonderful elegance! The stag is amazing with the mop up background! A wonderful masculine card!

  2. Both cards are fabulous Linda and what great results with the alcohol inks! I need to try them!

  3. Gorgeous oxidized die cut trees and stag, Linda. I loved the green tones for your trees and the brown/blacks for your stag. Beautiful textures and finished card designs. TFS, my friend. Hugs..Nancy P.S. Look forward to seeing your workshop projects.

  4. Two great cards Linda, gorgeous colours and effect on the trees, and I like the extra bit of sparkle. The gold mop up background is perfect for the stag too.
    Avril xx

  5. Wow, you've got wonderful results with this technique, using AI and embossing powder, Linda! I love the colors and visual texture of the beautiful fir trees and the handsome stag! Using the mop-up for the stag's background is a fabulous idea. Thanks for sharing the close-up pictures. They really show the details I wanted to see. :-)
    Hideko xx

  6. AMAZING work with this technique Linda! LOVE your gorgeous winter scene with your beautiful trees and glittery falling snow. The reindeer head is fantastic. Absolutely love the texture and colours. Really does look like rusted metal to me. Another fantastic card! xx

  7. two beautiful cards Linda, the AI and embossing powder have created such amazing texture and colour. I love both of them :)

  8. The alcohol inks look amazing and so unique. Especially love the way the technique turned out on the second card x.

  9. Love the texture you've got on both the trees and your dear Linda. The deer head loos so dimensional! :)

  10. I love the oxidised ink technique you have used on the trees and the deer Linda, and the mop up gold ink on the background of the second goes beautifully and complements the rich oxidised look of the deer, and the green and gold and shimmer from the Gold Glitz looks fabulous on the trees. x

  11. Wonderful cards Linda, this technique sounds like so much fun! Cathy x

  12. WOW! Another great card. I love the color of the trees, they look stunning on your shiny background. Great technique
    Thank you for joining our challenge in HLS CAS.
    I'm sorry to comment so late.
    BozenA DT HLS


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